Re: Morihei Ueshiba's Use of the Term "Aiki"
using esoteric and religous names for martial arts aren't new. the chinese did it for awhile. for example, "buddha warrior attendant pounding the crap out of you" or "kwan yin (goddes of mercy) brushes her hair and put on make-up" and so on. doesn't mean it religious. mostly it sounded cool which is better than pounding your head and kick your balls. vanity is part of asian heritage. don't take it too seriously.